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May 19, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Produce, Seafood Labels Won't Be Required: Because most of the nation's food stores voluntarily provide nutrition information to customers about raw fruits, vegetables and seafoods, the Food and Drug Administration will not make labeling standards mandatory. The department found that about three-fourths of the 2,000 stores it surveyed are meeting the standards set out in a 1990 law. The standards can remain voluntary if more than 60% of the nation's stores comply. The standards call for brochures or the posting of the calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, sodium and Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and iron in a single serving.

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